Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Franck Kessie from Serie A heavyweights AC Milan. The 24-year-old midfielder was crucial for their club’s reemergence at the top as the Rossoneri finished at second place in the Italian league last season.
The Milan club had cashed in players like Olivier Giroud and Mike Maignan and are preparing themselves to feature in the Champions League for the first time since the 2013-14 season. However, after losing Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris Saint Germain, they are unwilling to leave yet another youngster.
His contract would expire next season but the club is willing to provide him with an extension. Currently, Liverpool are the frontrunners to sign him and would be keen on bringing yet another youngster to the Premier League.
Kessie to join the rebuilding process at Liverpool or at his current club, Milan?
Franck Kessie joined Milan from Italian rivals, Atalanta, in 2019. Since then, he has made 184 appearances for them scoring 30 goals and assisting 15 times. He is among the most reliable penalty-takers in the club after legendary forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
However, it would be fresh air for him at Liverpool if he opts for a move away from San Siro. As per Italian media outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport, he has caught the attention of the Reds. Additionally, due to the departure of Georginio WIjnaldum to Paris, the midfield section had weakened.
He is currently with the Cote d’Ivoire national team for the Olympics. He scored a goal in the 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in the opening match.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has been dominated by lots and lots of injuries. Also, playmaker Thiago Alcantara had struggled to rediscover his form at Bayern Munich. Thus, it would be a much-needed signing for the Merseyside club.
However, Kessie has also attracted rivals Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur. Besides this, the club director Paolo Maldini wishes to speak directly to Kessie about his future and would most likely convince him to stay.
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